Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maputo

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maputo (Latin: Maputen(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Maputo in Mozambique.


  • 21 January 1612: Established as Apostolic Administration of Mozambique from the Diocese of Goa[1]
  • 1783: Promoted as Territorial Prelature of Mozambique
  • 4 September 1940: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lourenço Marques
  • 18 September 1976: Renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maputo

Special churches[edit]

The seat of the archbishop is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (Catedral Metropolitana de Nossa Senhora da Conceição) in Maputo.


Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kenny, O.P., Joseph (1982). The Catholic Church in Tropical Africa 1445-1850. Ibadan University Press & Dominican Publications. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 


Coordinates: 25°58′09″S 32°34′27″E / 25.9691°S 32.5742°E / -25.9691; 32.5742